June 23, 2011

Place Masséna: La fontaine du soleil

After 32 years of exile , the statue of Apollo found his original throne on the fountain on Place Masséna.

Apollo, symbolizing the sun, which seems to shine always in Nice, is surrounded by bronze allegories of the planets Mars, Mercury, Saturn, Venus and Earth.

Place Masséna overview

Before returning to his subjects bronze statue of Apollo was given a facelift of 90,000 euros funded by the City.

Detail of the 7 metres marble sculpture of Apollo

The old situation with the big fountain in the middle

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